From Narnia to a Space Odyssey

Written between 1943 and 1954, a collection of letters, written by Arthur C. Clarke and C. S. Lewis, captures an extraordinary dialogue and provocative debate between two of the great visionaries of the twentieth century on such topics as ...

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke

Publisher: iBooks

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111920141

Category: Literary Criticism

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Written between 1943 and 1954, a collection of letters, written by Arthur C. Clarke and C. S. Lewis, captures an extraordinary dialogue and provocative debate between two of the great visionaries of the twentieth century on such topics as the potential benefits and dangers of technology and its influence on human culture.
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Sir Arthur C Clarke Odyssey of a Visionary

It had a long title—From Narnia to A Space Odyssey: The War of Ideas Between
Arthur C. Clarke and GS. Lewis—and its tortuous road to publication had been
even lengthier. Its original editor, Keith Allen Daniels, had been a small-press ...

Author: Neil McAleer

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 9780984811809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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With over 100 books in publication, Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the world's most renowned science fiction writers and winner of every award available in the genre-and this is the only complete biography of his life. This detailed and surprisingly intimate biography takes readers behind the scenes during Clarke's famous collaboration with Stanley Kubrick on the classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. It also highlights the visionary scientific concepts he imagined in his books-many of which later became reality. This edition includes forewords by Ray Bradbury and Walter Cronkite as well as a special foreword for this first ebook edition by the author and is a substantial revision of the 1992 publication Arthur C. Clarke: The Authorized Biography, containing expanded material detailing the author's early life and last two decades. A unique chronicle of one of the founders of the science fiction genre, this is the most current and comprehensive biographical reference on the author, inventor, and futurist.
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Tales Before Narnia

Lewis's correspondence and friendship with Clarke is documented in From
Narnia to a Space Odyssey: The War of Ideas ... It is quite out of the range of the
common spaceand-time writers; away up near Lindsay's Voyage to Arcturus and

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345504437

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien’s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien’s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien’s own. In many ways, Lewis’s influence has been even wider than Tolkien’s. For in addition to the Narnia series, Lewis wrote groundbreaking works of science fiction, urban fantasy, and religious allegory, and he came to be regarded as among the most important Christian writers of the twentieth century. It will come as no surprise, then, that such a wide-ranging talent drew inspiration from a variety of sources. Here are twenty of the tributaries that fed Lewis’s unique talent, among them: “The Wood That Time Forgot: The Enchanted Wood,” taken from a never-before-published fantasy by Lewis’s biographer and friend, Roger Lancelyn Green, that directly inspired The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; E. Nesbit’s charming “The Aunt and Amabel,” in which a young girl enters another world by means of a wardrobe; “The Snow Queen,” by Hans Christian Andersen, featuring the abduction of a young boy by a woman as cruel as she is beautiful; and many more, including works by Charles Dickens, Kenneth Grahame, G. K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald, of whom Lewis would write, “I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master.” Full of fascinating insights into Lewis’s life and fiction, Tales Before Narnia is the kind of book that will be treasured by children and adults alike and passed down lovingly from generation to generation. INCLUDING SEVENTEEN MORE WORKS BY THE PROGENITORS OF MODERN FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION: “Tegnér’s Drapa” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The Magic Mirror” by George MacDonald “Undine” by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué “Letters from Hell: Letter III” by Valdemar Thisted “Fastosus and Avaro” by John Macgowan “The Tapestried Chamber; or, The Lady in the Sacque” by Sir Walter Scott “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton” by Charles Dickens “The Child and the Giant” by Owen Barfield “A King’s Lesson” by William Morris “The Waif Woman: A Cue—From a Saga” by Robert Louis Stevenson “First Whisper of The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame “The Wish House” by Rudyard Kipling “Et in Sempiternum Pereant” by Charles Williams “The Dragon’s Visit” by J.R.R. Tolkien “The Coloured Lands” by G. K. Chesterton “The Man Who Lived Backwards” by Charles F. Hall “The Dream Dust Factory” by William Lindsay Gresham
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Jack Lewis and His American Cousin Nat Hawthorne

In 1943 he was offended by Lewis's Perelandra, particularly the passage in
chapter 6, page 81, beginning “He was a man obsessed” and ending with “to
these minds a welcome corollary.” See From Narnia to A Space Odyssey: The
War of ...

Author: D. G. Kehl

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621896128

Category: Religion

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When he was a student at Oxford University, C. S. Lewis wrote to a friend expressing his great admiration of and enthusiasm for the novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne, particularly The House of the Seven Gables and Transformation (British title of The Marble Faun). This study examines the parallels between these two kindred spirits and their works, focusing on their similar worldviews, their personal backgrounds and lifestyles, and the Ultimates they both pondered. It discusses common themes in their works, such as myth, scientism, and the great power of blackness. Their respective attitudes toward these issues and others, such as faith, repentance, heaven and hell, confession, church attendance, the clergy, and Puritanism are strikingly similar. Considerable attention is given to companion pieces of the two writers, with discussion of the so-called Fortunate Fall in The Marble Faun and Perelandra, veil imagery in The Minister's Black Veil, The Blithedale Romance, and Till We Have Faces, influence of Bunyan's allegory on The Pilgrim's Regress and The Celestial Railroad, and multiform love in The Four Loves and The House of the Seven Gables. Examination of such affinities between these two writers and their works provides mutual illumination and enhanced appreciation of each.
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A Zeptospace Odyssey A Journey Into the Physics of the LHC

Similarly, a four-dimensional creature could take your right hand into his space
and easily turn it into a left hand without you feeling any ... C.S. Lewis, in his saga
The Chronicles of Narnia, hid the new space behind the back of an old wardrobe.

Author: Gian Francesco Giudice

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199581917

Category: Science

Page: 276

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This book provides an everyman's guide for understanding and following the discoveries that will soon take place at the famous Large Hadron Collider experiments at CERN. The material is presented accurately yet accessibly, and the book is infectious in its enthusiasm for the project.
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Faith Odyssey

Richard Burridge invites readers to journey through the season of Lent with devotional readings that combine Scripture with stories from science fiction and popular culture.

Author: Richard A. Burridge

Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: 0802838979

Category: Lent

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Richard Burridge invites readers to journey through the season of Lent with devotional readings that combine Scripture with stories from science fiction and popular culture.
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Space and Place in Children s Literature 1789 to the Present

... access to the christian paradise through narnia, ascending 'onwards and
upwards' until they reach a Platonic Narnia ... Lewis was first trained as a
classicist and knew The Odyssey intimately, and encountered the Anglo-Saxon
poem The ...

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472420565

Category: Literary Criticism

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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.
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The Boy Who Fell Through the Sky

A trap that's already been sprung.Finn Gibson's only chance of survival is to accept a dubious pact that might just keep him alive long enough to deliver him to his destiny.Evoking adventures in Narnia and Middle Earth, this story will take ...

Author: Peter North


ISBN: 1984358618


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A truly epic dark fantasy, this is book one of a series. From a lonely cliff, in Cornwall, England, people have been taken. The Police believe they are suicides but no bodies have ever been found . . . When Finn Gibson's most precious loved ones disappear from there too, he embarks on a desperate journey to find them. Life without them is unthinkable.An unlikely and unwilling hero, Finn's search takes him to another world and it's a search that will either kill him or turn him into a man. He is accompanied on his odyssey by his only true friends, twins Maggie and Tom. Finn desperately wants to keep them both safe, but he doesn't even know how to stay alive himself. . . He's in love with Maggie, but he hasn't told her yet. Tom falls for a girl who has been cursed in a way that means they can never be together, or can they? Soon, things will come to kill them all, things beyond their imagination . . . and they're not even Finn's real enemy . . .Lurking in a no-mans land, somewhere between 'The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe' and 'The Lord Of The Rings', this story was hidden, waiting to be told . . .
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Rylie Rabet Goes on an Adventure

Mr. and Mrs. Rylie Rabet are not everyday rabbits. On the other hand, what is revealed in this tale is that no rabbit is what most of us take them to be.

Author: John Spencer Yantiss

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1541081978


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Mr. and Mrs. Rylie Rabet are not everyday rabbits. On the other hand, what is revealed in this tale is that no rabbit is what most of us take them to be. One day, about middle spring, Rylie tells Muffet that he has been hankering to see a little bit of the wider world, beyond the Green Meadow and the Babbling Brook. At first Muffet is wary, and telling him her fears of known and unknown threats. Making light of his own yearnings, he brushes the thought aside, talking of their favourite berries that should be very good that year. After a visit from Eldma Cottontail, who scolds Muffet, her elddaughter, telling her that she shouldn't deny her husband, Muffet changes her mind. She runs to catch up to him at Marty and Marcy's hutch, and after they have a very close talk, Rylie and Muffet decide to set off on what he calls an adventure. Very quickly they cross the Big River and wind up in the Great Forest where they meet a huge rabbit, also with the last name Rabet, i' sooth one Rylan Rabet, who turns out to be Rylie's granduncle. After helping them to grasp, at least at bottom, who he is, he takes them to his tree castle, Haremore, and tells them that they began their "adventure" because of a calling that they had felt in their hearts from earliest kithood. There, among many wundorweorcs, or miracles, they are ushered into, by Grandaunt Musset, Rylan's wysress wife, a sight of, indeed brief walk along the fringes of the enchanted realm. On a magikeal, or gealdored dream passance they encounter and begin to get to know Cærwyn, an aelf lord, and at a coming-out banquet meet all manner of gealdored folc, finding out that what they thought was their three-day stay was truly over thirty days, more than a month! The day after the banquet Granduncle Rylan sends them to the town of Wilmington, NC for a journey to Wales. Once at sea they find that their "adventure" was foredoomed from the first Age, by none other than Elesudor, or Arglwydd O' Olau. After meeting in person, and face to face, a human, an enkerly large human, also part aelf and droich, and the Captain of the craft, the H. M. S. Columbia, they come upon the workings of Serynbore, Prince of Deorcness, through his minion, Draygul. The schip is pierced with deorc wundorcræft, broken up and sunk. Along with Trevor Legrand, the captain, they are saved by Cærwyn, and his moraelfr kinswoman, Morweissa, queen of moraelfr. By the help of Albraeshe and Lorænell, two strapping moraelfr accompanying Morweissa, Rylie and Muffet, together with Trevor Legrand, are swiftly and joyfully borne to Bermuda. Cærwyn finds them another schip, the Glamourgyn. At sea again, the Glamourgyn is likewise attacked, by the same Draygul who destroyed the first. In the aftermath, all aboard schip, eardfolc and aeldere folc alike, sailors, aelfr, sprites and morpixie, and the wundor that is Trevor Aubrey Legrand, have the scales swept off their eyes, and see what Elesudor had first moulded them to be. Morweissa and Cærwyn feel proud that their charges finally understand who and what they are, and are all set to find an meet kinman Thurborn in Wales, who will guide them further in their gealdored odyssey. Much like the combined allegories in Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia, Rylie Rabet will challenge your imagination, and your thinking about why we are on the earth, all in a thrilling tale of mystery and wundor.
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